What Happens When You Report?

When you report a sexual assault or sexual harassment to a designated official, you still have a number of options:

  • You can tell the official as much or as little as you choose.
  • The official will walk you through your reporting options.
  • You may choose to file an official complaint, proceed with an informal resolution process, or simply report what happened without going any further.
  • The official does have an obligation to report that the assault/harassment occurred in order to be included in our campus crime statistics, but your name will remain confidential.

If you report to both Tacoma Police Department (TPD) and a campus official, it is possible you could proceed with a complaint process with both entities. The campus process tends to move faster than the TPD process and may produce different results. Please direct any questions to a designated official if you are concerned about reporting through both systems.

File a report online